Test your hummingbird knowledge!
Can you answer the question asked?
- While they are fantastic flyers, hummingbirds spend just 10% of their time in flight. Flying is extraordinarily demanding on their bodies so they make the best use of it for obtaining food and (occasionally) mating flights.
- The remainder of their time is spent sitting, digesting, and in torpor—a sleep-like state where their metabolic rate drops significantly to conserve energy.